“Eternity and the Eternal: Jewish and Scientific Understandings of Time” will take place over three Sundays in the fall: October 16, November 13, and December 11, from 10 am to 12 pm. Each session will include breakfast, a presentation and a discussion and will be appropriate for high school students and PhDs alike. The sessions will be open to Temple members and the general public.
Session one, October 16, will focus on beginnings and include cosmology, geology, paleontology, and a Jewish perspective on the moral dimension of the creation story.
Session two, November 13, will focus on the meaning of time and will examine relativity, the geologic timescale and a look at the Jewish calendar.
Session three, December 11, will be focused on endings and will include presentations from the scientists on the end of the universe and the end of life including the Sixth Extinction. There will also be a presentation of eschatology from a Jewish perspective.
For more information: OakParkTemple.org
This project is part of Scientists in Synagogues, a grass-roots program to offer Jews opportunities to explore the most interesting and pressing questions surrounding Judaism and science.